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The Dakota Territory was split into North and South because they couldn’t agree on the capital.

North and South Dakota are different states because they couldn't agree on where the capital should be. GRACKED COM After controversy over the lo- cation of a capital, the Dako- ta Territory was split in two and divided in 1889. Later that year, North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted to the Union as the 39th and 40th states.

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Liechtenstein has an extremely low crime rate.

The last murder in Liechtenstein was in 2014. GRACKED COM The average citizen doesn't even lock their door because of the significantly low crime rate. 300 Swiss and Austrian police were drafted in 2004 to assist in the event that the country was victorious over England in the Euro Cup.

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The largest settlements in the world in 4000 B.C. had thousands of residents.

Settlements of 20 to 46 thousand inhabitants were established in 4000 В.С. CRACKED.COM The Tripolye culture, cen- tered around the modern Moldova in Eastern Europe, built the largest settle- ments in the world at that time. Cities of this size only reappeared in Meso- potamia a Millennium later.

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The Amazon river was named after the Amazon warriors.

The Amazon River was named after the warrior women of Greek legend. CRACKED COM The first European to ex- plore the Amazon, in 1541, Conquistador Francisco de Orellana was defeated by a few tribes of women, thus naming it after the fa- mous Amazons.

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Robert Todd Lincoln was at three presidential assassinations.

Abraham Lincoln's son was present at or nearby during the assassinations of three U.S presidents. CRACKED.COM After the third assassi- nation, President Wil- liam McKinley's, Rob- ert Todd Lincoln vowed to never accept another presidential invite.

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A wooden pallet tower in Sherman Oaks was designated a cultural monument.

There was a pallet tower designated as a Historic-Cultural Monument in California. CRACKED.COM The Tower of Wooden Pallets was a structure of discarded wooden pallets built by Dan- iel Van Meter located in Sher- man Oaks, California. It is now replaced by an apart- ment building.

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A gene determines how much we like certain vegetables.

There is a genetic reason some people don't like broccoli. CRACKED COM There is a gene called TAS2R38 and it partic- ularly determines how much you like certain vegetables like Brus- sels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli.

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Card counting is not illegal in New Jersey casinos.

NJ is the only state where a casino cannot throw out blackjack players from counting cards. - CRACKED.COM Despite it being common practice for casinos to ban card counters, a 1979 New Jersey Supreme Court decision banned all Atlantic City casinos from doing so.

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Only the Tower of Jericho had a longer record than the Great Pyramid of Giza as being the tallest man-made structure.

The Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest man-made structure on Earth for 3,871 years. GRAGKED COM The pyramid was eventually outdone when the Lincoln Cathedral in England was finished in 1311. Egypt's pyr- amids were the tallest structures on the planet for nearly 4,000 years.

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Timothy Dalton was the inspiration for his own character in ‘Hot Fuzz.’

The 'Hot Fuzz' character Simon Skinner was written for a Timothy Dalton type before he signed on. - - CRACKED.COM Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright wrote the character before thinking to ask Dal- ton himself to be in the film. To their surprise, Dal- ton had loved Shaun of the Dead and signed on for the role.

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Earth just barely missed being hit with a massive solar flare.

A massive solar flare in 2012 barely missed earth, by mere days. CRACKED.COM Had it hit, the power grid would likely have failed, causing unprecedented devastation. Scientists re- cently determined that it was of similar magnitude as the 1859 Carrington Event.

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A real album from a fictional cartoon character hit #68 on iTunes.

The country album made for fictional character Cheryl on 'Archer' reached #68 on iTunes. CRACKED.COM Bored with the show, the creator wrote a Country music career for Cheryl in season 5 and went so far as to re- cord a full country al- bum named Cherlene.

The Atlantic

A ‘Black Mirror’ episode contains a “chain letter” message if you pause at the right time.

There's an old school chain letter in an episode of 'Black Mirror! CRACKED.COM In Black Mirror's Playtest episode, there's a contract which says If you have paused to read this, you will die unless you forward it onto five people within a 28 day period.

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Abandoned mines under the Dolomites store thousands of tons of produce.

40,000 tons of apples are stored under the Dolomite Mountains in Italy. CRACKED.COM The cool, dark conditions of the network of aban- doned mines running throughout the Dolomites just right for storing fresh produce as they act like a huge chiller.

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